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". "accurate, responsible" says the washington post. and the baltimore sun says, "instantly engaging and powerful". al jazeera america, there's more to it. hi, my name is jonathan betz, and i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. i started in a small television station in rural arkansas. it's a part of the country that often gets overlooked. but there are a lot of fascinating people there, a lot of fascinating stories there. i like that al jazeera will pay attention to those kinds of places. what drew me to journalism is i like the idea that we are documenting history. al jazeera documents it like none other. and to be a journalist, and to be part of a team like that? that's an incredible blessing. >> al-jazeera america, a new voice in american journalism. >> introduces "america tonight". gas. >> a fresh take on the stories that connect to you. states. >> grounded. >> real. >> unconventional. >> we spent time with the gangster disciples. >> escape from the unexpected. >> i am a cancer survivor, not mission. >> there's more to america, more stories, more voic
you'll heard a lot about martin luther king's march on washington, but did you know the full name of the historic event 50 years ago was the march on washington for jobs and freedom. are we better off today than we were back then? some shocking stats for you upon my return. >> thousands of people gathered in washington to celebrate the 50th anniversary of martin luther king's i have a "dream" speech and the march on washington you may not know that the title of the event was the march on washington for jobs and freedom. the fact is dr. king was as focused on economic equality as he was on civil rights. in the last year of his life he launched what is called "the poor people's's "campaign" aimed as helping poor people groups. >> reporter: according to historians reverend martin luther king was very concerned that the economic gap between races could derail his civil rights movement with poverty and income disparities being the ultimate segregator. >> in 1968 he pivoted all of his attention on what was called the poor people's campaign. he was killed before his first march. >> repor
's march on washington, but did you know the full name of the historic event 50 years ago was the march on washington for jobs and freedom. are we better off today than we were back then? some shocking stats for you upon my return. [[voiceover]] every sunday night, al jazeera america presents gripping films from the world's top documentary directors. >>thank god i didn't suffer what he had to go through. next sunday, the premiere of google and the world brain. >>this is the opportunity of our generation. [[voiceover]] it would be the world's greatest library under one digital roof. but at what cost? >>google could hold the whole world hostage. [[voiceover]] al jazeera america presents google and the world brain. hi, my name is jonathan betz, and i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. i started in a small television station in rural arkansas. it's a part of the country that often gets overlooked. but there are a lot of fascinating people there, a lot of fascinating stories there. i like that al jazeera will pay attention to those kinds of places. what drew me t
bills. all of this speaks to a bigger problem. the broken process by which washington constructs its budgets. why do washington's battles over the budget and the debt ceiling matter to you? we have been talking about your confidence in the economy. just as things are starting to look better for you in this economy, congress is ready to derail all of that with a conversation about debt ceilings. decisions to spend money on goods and services, expand and hire workers, and all of that effects you. let's talk more about how this may all play out in the real economy as we turn to the chairman of the president's global development counsel. he is also the ceo of pimco. mohammed, what a pleasure to see you again, although one of these days i would like to talk to you about something that somebody isn't messing up in. think the economy is feeling okay to most people. we are buying houses, and going back to work, and congress is it. >> that's absolutely right. the economy is healing ali. not quickly, but it's healing j. and people are feeling better. but it needs extra help. it needs a little
of washington says not always. but in the case of seattle's economy, it may have no choice. >> it is something that absolutely can hammer economic growth. and can make -- it can put a region in a position where it isn't realizing its full potential. >> when this project is done, instead of having 35,000 ped treian visitors as we will have on a sunny day like today, we will have 70,000 visitors. so the long term economic impact has the opportunity to transform what the city of seattle is. >> david chuter, al jazeera. >> well, seattle's expected to be done by the end of 2015. the waterfront will be ready foryears later. after one job on the job, big bertha has hit a bump. fiberglass strands got stuck around the drill, with that problem solved they now have a labor dispute on their hands. ken, the criticism of this big dig is the same criticism of all publicly financed major infrastructure projects. the government figures it out. it is didn't market that figures it out. there are often cost overreturns and in the end taxpayers don't get a return. what are your thoughts on how you should think abo
currency that everybody is buzzing about. bit coin experts went to washington to explain it to the feds today. but let's start with what bit coin is. you can't hold one. they are entirely virtual. it's a digital wild west currency, but according to we use coins.com, there is no denying bit coins are in fact currency. >> you can purchase gifts, songs, servers, and alpacka socks. >> you buy with bit coins on several websites. you can trade them or hold on to them and hope they increase in value. but bit coins are entirely unregulated. when a nation's currency is about to crash, a central bank steps in. if bit coins start to crash, and they have, you are out of luck. when you acquire bit coins they go into a digital wallet that looks like this. and if you lose your pass word to your wallet, you are out of luck again. >> bit coins are transferred from person to person via the net without going through bank or clearing house. >> you can buy services and use them some small businesses around the world, or you can speculate that they will increase in value. there are about 8 million bit coins
affordable. whether the president's plan goes anywhere in washington is far from certain but there is no doubt that outrage over tuition is focussing more attention on the pay and perks awarded to university presidents. some critics say that the tuition may fall if university presidents were not paid so much. but as reported, the pay of college pst have to do with raise. >> kayla smith waits tables at night after working in a downtown columbus office for a non-profit group. >> if you need anything -- >> it is the only way she can payoff the 40,000 dollars in student loans that came with her degree. the recent ohio state university grad is one of a growing number of people outraged, salaries of rising. >> it does make me very angry. >> the median pay for a public university president reached 440,000 last academic year up 4.7%. the highest paid was former penn state president who pocketed nearly $3 million after leaving them in a scandal. ohio state university, retired with a final pay of nearly 2 million. >> i don't think that they're necessarily worth that much. >> overal
in afghanistan last year. he pleaded guilty to avoid the death penalty. washington state police are on the lookout for a teenager who is suspected of beating a 88-year-old world war ii veteran to death. another teen suspect is already in custody. authorities say the suspect approached the victim in his car. he was found in his car with injuries. he died in the hospital. >>> the so-called rim fire threatening yosemite park is growing bigger. it has grown 169 square miles up from 99 just yesterday. the blaze is now threatening 4500 homes. and prince william and duchess kate sent thank you notes for all of those who sent notes welcoming their new birth. "real money with ali velshi" is next. >> there's more to america, more stories, more voices, more points of view. now there's are news channel with more of what americans want to know. >> i'm ali velshi and this is "real money." this is "america tonight." sglovrjs our -- >> our news coverage reveal more of america's stories. [ funds. can you say stocktopussy? for u. see you next time on "real money." cñcñcñcñ
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